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welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. three israeli teenagers who went missing earlier this month in the west bank have been found dead. an israeli military spokesman says their bodies were found make it -- in a pit north of have run. ,srael has accused hamas something they have denied. the cabinet met in emergency session. prime minister netanyahu vowed hamas will pay. kevin conley reports. >> from the moment they went missing, israel prayed for their safety and feared for their lives. hugeli army staged security sweeps across the villages and towns of the west bank looking for the missing teenagers. at least five palestinians died in rioting sparked by those operations, and hundreds were arrested.
as the search continued, we spoke last week. even when the talk was of hope, the anxiety was overwhelming. >> it is three innocent kids. all they were doing was going home from school. we have not seen them since. they are us. they are part of us. we miss them. we worry what they are going through. it is hard. those hugening, military operations began to focus on farmland beside a busy main road that runs through the heart of the west bank. as darkness fell came the news the israelis had feared, the boys bodies have been found hidden in a shallow pit in a field. >> the mission is ongoing. we are putting all our efforts to put -- bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice.
we will continue to do so until we complete our mission. as the news spread, a small group of settlers and supporters began to gather near the scene. there will be a demand in israel not just for the kidnappers to be caught but for some kind of security response. a difficulteld, search is underway for clues as to how and when the boys died. in a country that has been united in hope, tonight it will be united in grief. grieving friends and relatives gathered at the home of one. there are bigger clinical insecurity issues here. at the heart of it all is the private grief of the family's of three teenaged boys. kevin conley, bbc news, jerusalem. >> a sad and worrying night in israel. we may be looking at a new country in the middle east. isis has announced it is establishing an islamic state known as a caliphate made up of
territory seized in iraq and syria. it has proclaimed its leader is the leader of all muslims. iraqi government forces are fighting back against isis trying to regain control of the city of to crit -- tikrit. jeremy burn areas this report. --jeremy has this report. >> isis crosses borders. in the land where it wants its islamic caliphate, it wants to abolish them. these were jihadist fighters and aleppo and serious wearing allegiance to the leader of isis. >> ♪ >> this is an isis propaganda video. blowing a border posts between iraq and syria and claiming it is smashing the agreement, the deal imposed by britain and france almost a century ago that is the basis for the borders of
the modern middle east. >> the so-called border affects people. we will never recognize it. this is not the first quarter we will break. we will break all of the borders. we start with this one. andyrian war is reinforcing turbocharging the sectarian fight in iraq and this video in syria was taken by a 20-year-old shia fighter. he says he spent 45 days fighting to defend a shia shrine in damascus. that, in baghdad, he is in a -- back in baghdad, he is in a shia militia. >> it is the same thing in europe. they are targeting muslim sacred shrines. ali was buying supplies on a
street in baghdad that specializes in military equipment. the americans spend billions of dollars on the iraqi security forces. but now western advice to them is not to risk injuring the towns captured by isis -- entering the towns captured by is. at a revered sunni mosque in baghdad, they said the crisis was scaring people away from the meal breaking the daily ramadan fast. for them, the insurgency against iraq's shia led state is not against the rest. buthey call them diosh, mostly they are fighters from tribes defending themselves rest.t oppression and the they are extremists are they are not part of my religion. these tribes are just defending their rights. isexpectation in baghdad
isis will continue and renew its military campaign during the month of ramadan. but the declaration of the caliphate shows it is also trying to keep the political initiative. that might change this week as iraq's parliament meets in the capital. but if those politicians cannot create a sense of national unity and a survival plan, the chances are this country will continue to break up. jeremy bowen, bbc news, baghdad. >> tonight, president obama says he has ordered 200 additional u.s. armed forces to reinforce security at the u.s. embassy in baghdad. for more on the threat isis is posing, i spoke to the former american ambassador to iraq. are we looking at the creation of a new country in the middle east? >> i heard that word breakup from the last speaker. i think people may be rushing to conclusions. i saw it on "time" magazine, the
end of a rock. i don't think we are at that point. i think there will be respect to what isil has been doing. it has been going on for some time. i don't think it is as catastrophic as described. i do think there have been steps taken towards greater autonomy for the iraqi kurdistan. but i think that also remains to be played out. >> sunni muslims in iraq are having trouble, have always had trouble accepting shia rule. that is not going to change. >> that was the case when i was there 10 years ago. it was a most 10 years ago to today that we handed over -- handed back the exercise of sovereignty to the government of iraq. i arrived as the first ambassador in the post coalition division authority period.
that was an issue at that time. what had been devised was a political process intended to try to take into account all these different strategy that -- strains in the iraqi politics. >> it did not work. >> it has not worked well enough. but i think it is probably the best solution available. we are in the midst right now of watching them try to form a new government. a lot will depend on what happens after parliament convenes to see what kind of new government they come up with. i think the parliamentarians are going to call for a new prime minister because there is disinfection with mr. maliki, partularly in the kurdish bloc which has traditionally been the swing vote in the iraqi parliament. i think they could come up with a new leader that may affect the situation. >> you mentioned that you went as america's ambassador shortly after the invasion of iraq.
how much responsibility does america still bear for iraq today? >> i think they do. we bore responsibility for the consequences of the invasion. 10 years is not a long time. we invaded a country. we had certain effects. we have been close friends. we provide military equipment. we have a security understanding. it seems we cannot just turn around and leave the country to its fate. besides, looking forward instead of backwards, there are still many implications of what is going on in iraq with the timing, including this terrorist threat that now is generally acknowledged in the region and in washington. >> thanks for coming in. todayent obama announced he will bypass cgress and take steps on his own to fix the country's immigration system. he said it was necessary after the speaker of the house informed him republicans will
not vote on the issue this year. groups who advocate for immigrants are criticizing the 2esident for deporting million undocumented workers since he has been in the white house. we have reports from both sides of the u.s.-mexico border. >> the war between san diego and the mexican city of tijuana has a porous border but also keeps families apart. she and her daughter are waiting for a father and husband to come home. >> it is very hard. i miss my husband. we are always together. wherever he goes, i go. >> he was deported six months ago. she and her siblings were born here and are u.s. citizens. even after many years, her parents are considered illegal immigrants. >> i have been working here for 20 years. i have three kids.
i think as a mother i have a right to be with them. it is very important to have support for the kids. >> at one stage, they were homeless. although she is still in school, she has two jobs to pay the rent. >> my parents haveorked really hard for us to get ahead. we know what it is like to live in poverty. we want to get an education to go further in life. >> we cross the border to meet her father. it is easy to leave america but harder to get back in one should have been deported. >> that is america right there. >> he was caught collecting cans from rubbish bins for recycling and deported under laws designed to expel criminals. he is disappointed at president obama. >> he promised one thing and he do another thing. he promised they were going to ,o something for immigration the people without documents in the united states. instead of that, he deported people. you understand?
for me, i think he lied. >> the tent patient is to go back illegally? thank you detent --the tent taste and is to go back illegally? >> i don't have a choice. >> every year, thousands are deported from the u.s. to tijuana. the first place they come to is this appalling river where hundreds are homeless. many are not even mexican. they stay here so they're close to family in america and can take whatever opportunity comes along to illegally cross back over the border. tijuana, once paralyzed by drug wars, is now hit by a crime wave blamed on the deportees. many rely on charity in terrible limbo. >> families are being torn apart. i have lived there all my life. it is not like i have been there only a couple of months. that is all i know over there. >> oscar left mexico when he was one.
like many here, a crime like drinking and driving has split his family. president obama is perhaps being tough on immigration in the hopes of doing a deal with republicans. their hope is slipping away. >> what immigration means for families. has agreedrgest bank to pay nearly $9 million in fines to resolve criminal allegations it processed transactions for clients in sudan and other countries blacklisted in violation of u.s. trade sanctions. a case thatis was caused a huge amount of rancor between washington and paris. why? argued inpoliticians the buildup to the settlement that a huge penalty against the french bank could not only damage that country's economy but also be damaging to european economies and the banking system
as a whole. clearly, american regulators did not pay much attention to that and went ahead and carried out in forcing the rules. today, we have the results of this. bnp paribas essentially makes history in the wrong ways for being penalized with the heaviest, harshest penalty, criminal penalty, i should say, in american history, dwarfing previous amounts. all of this to do with transactions they hid from the u.s. involving countries like listed by america. >> thanks very much. another legal ruling today. the u.s. supreme court placed limits on contraceptive coverage required under the new health care law. the court ruled 5-4 that some companies with the religious objections to not have to include certain types of birth control in their health care plans for female employees.
the white house says the ruling will jeopardize women's health. i'm joined by david willis. how significant is it? >> it is significant. about 16,000 people work for the companies that brought the case before the supreme court. potentially, this could open the way to claims by other religious affiliated nonprofits, catholic hospitals for example, to bring similar claims against the government. what it means as far as the affordable care act is concerned is it is a blow, but potentially not a lethal blow. the obama administration has said it is looking at other methods of getting the women affected by the ruling access to the range of care of the women are entitled to. we have to wait and see what happens as far as republicans are concerned, how much they make of this going into the midterm election. >> you are watching "bbc world news america." after,o come, 25 years
we sit down with the director. the oscarfrica, pistorius murder trial resumed today after a six-week week to assess the athlete's mental state. a panel of experts reported to the court pistorius was not mentally ill when he shot his girlfriend last year. on that basis, the court decided he can be tried for her murder, which he denies. andrew harding was in court. he sent us this report. >> does he have an anxiety disorder? oscar pistorius returned to court today after a month of psychiatric evaluation. the prosecution quickly declared a panel of experts found nothing significantly wrong with him. >> mr. pistorius does not suffer from a mental defect or mental illness at the time of the commission that would have rendered him criminally not responsible.
>> pistorius maintains he shot reeva steenkamp because he thought she was a burglar. today, his own doctor told the court why his disability made him likely to overreact. the doctor declining to be filled in court. >> his ability to turn around is severely impaired by his lack of balance and the instability of his stumps. in a dangerous situation, his ability of fleeing is severely impaired. his ability to ward off danger is severely impaired. >> to emphasize the point, oscar pistorius took off his prosthetic legs in court and show the judge his stumps. the aim to emphasize how vulnerable he must have felt when he believed intruders have got into his house. today the defense argued neighbors who said they heard a woman scream that night must've been wrong, that tests proved they were too far away to be
sure. pistorius' defense continues, perhaps for the rest of this week. andrew harding, bbc news, pretoria. >> ♪ shootouts, last-minute comebacks, and amazing goals. the round of 16 has had it all. tomorrow, the u.s. will have its chance against belgium. we are at the site of the match in salvador with fans and have this report. >> this is the real brazil. this is where team usa's world cup steps up the beat. in a tournament already rich in action and high on energy, americans are making the most of their extended stay. the u.s. reportedly has more fans than any other nation here apart from brazil, and still they come.
>> usa! >> getting to salvador is not cheap, but it is worth it. american soccer terminology may be alien tthe rest of the footballing world, but the rapid growth in the u.s. cannot be ignored. >> soccer is an international sport with the power to connect people from all over the world. i think people who would not normally watch soccer are getting excited about it. >> tight security and an increasingly curious media has accompanied the u.s. squad everywhere on its journey through this vast country. coach the cup, the head suggested his team was not good enough to go all the way. now they are not contemplating going home until after the final.
having surprised many by getting this far in getting out of a tough group, many excused -- expect the usa to go on and beat belgium. they've played in the heat and humidity of brazil three times already. reaching another quarterfinal is not beyond them. this u.s. squad is young, fit, and professional. that reflects a much more dedicated approach to the game in the u.s., not just another here today gone tomorrow american soccer story. >> just eight years ago, people watching the world cup, it is doubling and tripling. people excited about the sport is growing all the time. >> is catching on especially with the younger generation. my kids love it. we can watch as a family. >> this is the world cup that keeps on giving. belgian fans will back themselves in what should be an open game. the scene is set. the sun going down on the usa's
world cup adventure or a brave new dawn for american soccer? >> we will all be watching that match. it was 25 years ago that spike lee's film opened in cinemas with a tale of simmering racial tensions. it still resonates today. he directed and starred in the movie that was shot on one block in brooklyn. recently he sat down with the bbc to reflect on the film and talk about what he plans to do next. >> ♪ >> when i was in film school, i wanted to accumulate a body of work. a body of work and the films that i loved. 25 years went like this. >> ♪
shoto the right thing" was on one block between quincy and lexington. >> seen 54. ,nterior, tenement hallway delivers pizzas and takes money. it is well documented in new york city in the summer time, homicides go up. everything escalates because of the heat. was perezght thing" and martin's first film. she hated me because she was dancing for eight hours. nucleus of the block, the pizzeria. >> how come you ain't got no brothers on the wall? >> you want brothers on the wall? get your own place.
you can do what you want to do. >> it is his property. it is the united states of america. he can do what he wants. if you are in a community that is not yours that is patronizing your business and putting clothes on her back, feeding you and your family, providing a livelihood, we come here every day and spend good money and you cannot put one black person on the wall? again, it flips back the other way. that is the thing that makes the film great because you have a twist and turn back on top of each other. >> hold your tongue. you don't have that much love. >> people still live on that block for when we shot the film. they tell everybody it was shot on their block. it is a piece of history. we have a couple of votes that changed that block. >> spike lee and "do the right
thing" bringing the program to a close. thanks for watching. i will see you back here tomorrow. >> ♪ >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, kovler foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business. offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored
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